Glen Raven sponsors Marine Design Challenge at N.C. State University

December 31st

Fashion design students target female consumers with design innovations for enhanced boating enjoyment. While boating may appear to be a male dominated sport, research studies show that it’s women who often drive buying decisions for watercraft purchases and upgrades. With this bit of consumer research in hand, Glen Raven recently sponsored a Marine Design Challenge,...

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AATCC announces 2013 Materials Research Poster Competition

December 28th

AATCC, the Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals, has announced the 2013 Materials Poster Competition, and invites students from around the globe studying materials science to participate. The competition, developed by AATCC’as Materials Interest Group, aims to promote innovative product development from a material structures design perspective. Submissions are invited from both graduate and...

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NWBC report: How women-owned small businesses weathered recession

December 27th

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) has provided the first in-depth look at how women-owned businesses fared during the economic downturn, concluding in its year-end report that a majority of women-owned employer establishments either expanded employment or remained steady in 2007-2009 despite the shaky economy. In its 2012 Annual Report submitted to the White House,...

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Sun Fabrics expands distribution for faster delivery

December 26th

“We had the opportunity to test market Sun Fabrics prior to its official launch, and the market response has been unbelievable,” says Johnnie Burke, principal of Pinnacle Sales, Birmingham, Ala. Enthusiasm about the fabric line’s advanced UV protection and durable, colorfast performance has led Sun Fabrics, the South Florida manufacturer, to sign a distribution agreement...

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SK Textile opens new manufacturing facility in Las Vegas

December 25th

Las Vegas is a megacenter for the hospitality industry, and SK Textile, a Vernon, Calif., custom fabricator of drapery, bedding and accessories, hopes to supply custom solutions for hotels and hospitals with its new manufacturing facility in Las Vegas. SK Textile partners with Standard Textile, Cincinnati, Ohio, a leader in health care, hospitality and industrial...

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Newlife recycled polyester yarns reaching international markets

December 24th

Newlife™ is a unique, complete and certified system of recycled polyester yarns obtained entirely from used plastic bottles, transformed into polymers by way of a mechanical process to produce 100 percent Made in Italy yarn. The year has seen an extensive schedule of engagements with the international market. The Epro BtoB Award, was presented to...

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Teijin’s lightweight, sound-absorbing V-Lap polyester material used in Mitsubishi Outlander

December 21st

Teijin Ltd. has announced that its V-Lap lightweight, sound-absorbing polyester material has been selected for use in the floor carpet of the new Mitsubishi Outlander, a midsize crossover vehicle that launched in Japan last month. The floor carpet was developed by Hayashi Telempu Corp., a manufacturer of interior automotive parts. V-Lap was adopted as the...

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Phifer’s Sheerweave Performance + for year-round protection

December 20th

Combining the performance of a traditional SheerWeave® fabric “plus” the highly reflective properties of a metallized coating, Phifer’s SheerWeave Performance + provides year-round interior solar control benefits, helping keep rooms cool and comfortable in the summer months and warmer during the chilly fall and winter seasons. Using the latest technology in metallized coatings, Performance +...

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ARA Foundation contributes $6,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

December 19th

When the ARA Foundation board of trustees met recently at the American Rental Association (ARA) headquarters in Moline, Ill., it unanimously voted to donate a total of $6,000—$3,000 each—to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. These agencies are critical to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts for residents in New York, New Jersey and...

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OMNOVA Solutions announces new distributor partnership

December 18th

OMNOVA Solutions, a leading global specialty chemicals provider, has announced the appointment of Dowd & Guild Inc. as the distributor for its west coast and southern territories for the following markets: paint and coatings, floor care, fluoropolymers, graphic arts, nonwovens, personal care, tapes and adhesives. The west coast and southern territories include the following states:...

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